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African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Handbook, 1909.
Annual publication of A.M.E. Church, includes list of church districts, portraits of clergy, statistics, annual report, reports on mission schools in Africa and schools in US.
African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Ohio Annual Conference, Reports and Resolutions Adopted.
Compiled by Rev. P.S. Hill. [ca. 1918]. Resolutions and reports on topics such as: State of the Church, Temperance, State of War, and Negro in the War.
Allen, William, Hon., of Ohio.
Speech of Hon. William Allen, of Ohio, on the Enlistment of Negro Soldiers; Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 2, 1863.
Washington, 1863. Congressman Allen speaks against the bill calling for use of Negro soldiers, also against secession.
Baptist Church.
Western Union Baptist Association, Cleveland, OH, 30th Anniversary, 1902.
Statistics, minutes, and resolutions of the Thirtieth Anniversary held September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1902.
Clark, Peter H.
The Black Brigade of Cincinnati: Being a Report of its Labors and a Muster - roll of its Members; Together with Various Orders, Speeches, etc. Relating to It.
Cincinnati, 1869. Recognized as the first formal organization of Northern colored people for military purposes, The Black Brigade was established on September 2, 1862. Their main goal was the fortification of Cincinnati from attacks from the South.
Cleveland, Grover, and Washington, Booker, T.
Address of His Excellency, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States and Booker T. Washington, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee Ala., Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, Home Missionary Meeting, March 3, '94. Under the Auspices of the Presbyterian Church, of America.
Colored American Publishing Co.
The Colored American Republican Text Book.
Washington, DC, [c.1899]. Partisan account of what the Republican party has done for African-Americans.
Colored Citizens of Ohio.
Minutes of the State Convention, Convened at Columbus, Jan. 15-18, 1851.
Roll, Resolutions, and Session arguments are examined. Includes address to the Constitutional Convention of Ohio calling for amending the state constitution to allow non-white males the right to vote.
Foraker, Joseph B.
The Black Battalion: Speech of Hon. Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio in the Senate of the US, 1908.
Recommends the reinstatement of the soldiers of the Twenty-Fifth U.S. Infantry who were dismissed during the Brownsville riots of 1906.
Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Twelve Wise Men and What They Did for a Race: Schools of the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Brought Down to Date.
[ca. 1911]. Centennial fundraising booklet covering beginnings of the society and its school program.
Garlick, Charles A.
Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843.
Jefferson, Ohio: J.A. Howells, 1902. Autobiography.
Howland, Isabel. A
A Description of the Work at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee Alabama. Reprinted from the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle"
Discusses the shops and industrial systems at Tuskegee Institute which was established by Booker T. Washington.
Langston, J.M., Prof.
Equality Before the Law: Oration Delivered by Prof. J.M. Langston at the Fifteenth Amendment Celebration, Held in Oberlin, Ohio, 1874.
Howard University professor calls for an end to segregation, support of civil rights, and the end of slavery, including Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Methodist Church.
The Budget containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism, held October 7 to 20, 1891, Washington D.C.
Statistics, budget, and reports such as "The Status of Schools for Colored People, Supported by the State and by Denominations."
National Negro Business League.
Memorial Address [for Booker Washington] Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at 17th Annual Session, 1916.
Brief overview of Washington's accomplishments.
Ohio Federation for the Uplift Among Colored People.
Are You With Us?
1918. A statement of purpose declaring the need for cooperation between the black and white citizens of Ohio.
Penrose, Boies, Hon.
The Progress of the Negro Race: Address at a Patriotic Race Service, Phila., 1914.
(provenance, Geo. Myers). Speech by the Senator given to representatives of Philadelphia's Race Patriotic organizations, calling for equal treatment of black citizens.
State Convention of Colored Men.
Proceedings, Held in the City of Columbus, Jan. 16-18, 1856.
Roll, resolutions, statement of purpose, address to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Ohio calling for amending the state constitution to allow non-white males the right to vote.
Stewart, William R., Hon.
An Address to the Afro-Americans of Ohio.
[1899]. Gubernatorial campaign circular written in an inflammatory style by "An Afro-American Elector to the 72d and 73d General Assemblies by the Republican Party."
Sumner, Charles, Hon.
A Bridge from Slavery to Freedom: Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, on the Bill to Establish a Bureau of Freedmen, in the Senate of the United States, Jun 13th and 15th, 1864.
Speech in support of the bill.
Thompson, Charles, Rev.
[Auto] Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South.
Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1875.
Western Freedmen's Aid Commission, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1864. Report of the first year of the commission, statement of purpose, description of relief activities on behalf of newly arrived former slaves, and an appeal for support.
Williams, George W., Rev.
Centennial: The American Negro, from 1776-1876, Oration Delivered at Avondale, Ohio, 1876.
Speech describing the contributions given to the United States in her first one hundred years by African Americans.
Wright, Richard R., Jr.
"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)."
Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor, no. 48, Sept 1903. One of the first Social Studies of African Americans in a northern community conducted by the Department of Labor. Xenia is one of the oldest towns in Ohio with a well-established black population.


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